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K. weber

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  • Consider the Lobster and Other Essays (Selected Essays)

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By David Foster Wallace
    • Narrated By David Foster Wallace
    Overall
    (365)
    Performance
    (199)
    Story
    (196)

    Long renowned as one of the smartest writers on the loose, David Foster Wallace reveals himself in Consider the Lobster to be also one of the funniest. In this program, he ranges far and farther in his search for the original, the curious, or the merely mystifying. He discovers the World's Largest Lobster Cooker at the Maine Lobster Festival and confronts the inevitable question just beyond the butter-or-cocktail-sauce quandary.

    Rick says: "David Foster Wallace...a good place to start"
    "Loved it!!!"
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    So well written and thought provoking. I love all his books, but this one is even more enjoyable because DFW narrates it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Less Doing, More Living: Make Everything in Life Easier

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Ari Meisel
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (184)
    Performance
    (156)
    Story
    (154)

    "Less is more" - or, more specifically, the less you have to do, the more life you have to live. Efficiency expert Ari Meisel details his "Less Doing" philosophy, which will streamline your life, and make everything easier. In business and our personal lives, it often seems as if the only way to get more done is by putting in more time - more hours at the office, more days running errands. But what if there were a way that we could do less, and free up more time for the things and people we love? If this sounds like what you need, Ari Meisel has the program for you.

    Amazon Customer says: "Too Much for Less Extreme Lifestyles"
    "Great book!!! Best of its type!!"
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    I'm excited...Can't wait to try some of these apps to optimize my time and my life!! I know this is the kind of book I'll re-read a few times.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Fahrenheit 451

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated By Tim Robbins
    Overall
    (372)
    Performance
    (332)
    Story
    (331)

    Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television "family."

    W. Perry Hall says: "I'm Burnin', I'm Burnin' for You"
    "Tim Robbins is amazing"
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    LOVED this performance!!!!! I've read this book twice before and thought it was 'meh'.... But I decided to give it another try on Audible... Spectacular!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Until Tuesday

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Luis Carlos Montalvan
    • Narrated By Luis Carlos Montalvan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (835)
    Performance
    (661)
    Story
    (666)

    A highly decorated captain in the U.S. Army, Luis Montalvan never backed down from a challenge during his two tours of duty in Iraq. After returning home, however, the pressures of his physical wounds, traumatic brain injury, and post-traumatic stress disorder began to take their toll. In constant physical pain, he soon found himself unable to climb a simple flight of stairs or face a bus ride to the VA hospital. He drank; he argued; he cut himself off from those he loved. Then Luis met Tuesday, a beautiful and sensitive golden retriever....

    Char says: "Very Good Book"
    "Touching.... and Compelling! I loved it!!"
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    Would you listen to Until Tuesday again? Why?

    I'm sure I will listen again. Captain Montalvan's story conveys the very real loss of his dream--and of his physical limitations resulting from his tours of duty. But the story goes on to tell of his struggles to heal spiritually and psychologically with the help of Tuesday, who can only be described as a canine angel. I found the story riveting as Montalvan reveals his own slightly obsessive nature about his desire to serve his country and lead his men. He is equally forthright in conveying his struggles and the depth of his depression after returning home, but all the sadness of his story is balanced when Tuesday enters his life. Just as Montalvan intuitively 'knew' his role in the military, he also knew that Tuesday was his dog--and she is exactly that.


    What about Luis Carlos Montalvan’s performance did you like?

    I always prefer that the author read his or her own book--and this was no exception. Montalvan reads the story like no else could.


    Any additional comments?

    I rarely write to an author after reading his/ her book, but this was one time I did exactly that. I wanted to let Captain Montalvan know how much his story impacted me and to thank him for sharing it. And to my surprise, he wrote back the very next day! Truly an amazing man!! I would give his memoir my highest recommendation!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rise to Rebellion: A Novel of the American Revolution

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jeff Shaara
    • Narrated By Victor Garber
    Overall
    (208)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (74)

    In 1770, the fuse of revolution is lit by a fateful command - "Fire!" - as England's peace keeping mission ignites into the Boston Massacre. The senseless killing of civilians leads to a tumultuous trial in which lawyer John Adams must defend the very enemy who has assaulted and abused the laws he holds sacred. Shaara's most impressive achievement yet, Rise to Rebellion reveals with new immediacy how a scattered group of colonies became the United States of America.

    Michael says: "Great book hurt greatly as abridged"
    "A Great job of Abridging"
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    Even though this is the abridged version , it does a good job of following the the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4235)
    Performance
    (3761)
    Story
    (3782)

    The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices are not appeased....

    Daniel says: "History Made Interesting"
    "Good Historical Read"
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    Interesting story and well told by the author an the narrator! I had trouble putting it down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hope: A Tragedy

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Shalom Auslander
    • Narrated By Shalom Auslander
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (70)

    The rural town of Stockton, New York, is famous for nothing: No one was born there, no one died there, nothing of any historical import at all has ever happened there, which is why Solomon Kugel, like other urbanites fleeing their pasts and histories, decided to move his wife and young son there. To begin again. To start anew. But it isn't quite working out that way.

    Tan A. Summers says: "Darkly humorous and a little disturbing"
    "Classic Shalom Auslander!!"
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    Creative, funny in a dry, and at times, even sardonic style that is so like Auslander. I enjoyed this book, but not quite as much as Foreskin's Lament.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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